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Friday, February 28, 2014
Social Work Advocacy Day at the Legislature
Are you interested in advocacy and public policy? Do you want to learn how the legislative process works?
The Social Work Advocacy Day at the Legislature will be held in Austin on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014.
is an exciting, educational day where students gather in Austin and
talk about current social work issues. The full day will include
education about issues relevant to Social Work, a keynote speaker and a
panel that will address effective advocacy.
So clear your calendar and come out and show your support and lets change the system together!
For those of you planning to come, just a few minor adjustments in the plans:
Please ask students to keep personal belongings at a minimum for the program phase in the sanctuary from 9:30 to 12:30. The venue space will be crowded if there are myriad book bags and backpacks.
No one is allowed to
eat in the sanctuary and only bottled water is allowed. The church has
been most gracious to allow us to use their sanctuary space, so we must
be respectful of this rule. There will
be coffee and snack bags available for all the participants, but these
can only be consumed in the basement or outside the building.
The sign-up sheet
for Capitol Steps Speak Outs will be in the front entry of the church on
the morning of the event. The speak outs will occur between 12:30 and 1:30.
Since we have 753 participants, the
60 speak out slots are in great demand. Please be mindful and only
have a few students sign up to give each school an opportunity to be
represented and Speak Out. There is also ample opportunity to speak
directly to legislative offices. It is most effective
if students make appointments in advance.